Do you smell that in the air? That would be fear from the rats in Congress as they cow behind desks and scurry like rodents behind security guards afraid of getting their comeuppance. What we are witnessing in our nation’s capital is not lawlessness, it is a people who are sick and tired of being sick and tired and deciding to take matters into their own hands. This is not to advocate violence and neither is my aim to fan flames of strife; but I also do not believe that we should continue to offer our necks to be stepped on ad infinitum—at some point we must act!
Let me get one thing out of the way. Contrary to the lies of mainstream media, the protestors in DC are not a bunch of racists who are waiting for the opportunity to get black people. The truth is the polar opposite; I was in attendance at the rally this morning right next to the Washington Monument grounds and the reality is that everyone I met were friendly and God fearing Americans. This might be shocking to a lot of people who are indoctrinated by the likes of the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN and MSNBC, but the people I met this morning were a diverse sea of humanity who all had one thing in common, they’ve had enough of being pushed around by bureaucrats in DC and corporatists who are bludgeoning us with economic and fiscal policies.
This is not to say that I co-sign with everything the MAGA crowd was there for; as much as they love Trump, the orange ape can burn in hell and so can all the Republicans in DC who support him. But I have the ability to differentiate between people’s politics and their foundational aspirations; as much as I vehemently disagree with Trump supporters, I am right there next to them when it comes to their demands for redress and their appeals for justice. If we get beyond identity politics and the divides that have been inculcated in us from the time of our youth, we would realize that left and right, black and white, and all the labels that make up America’s caste system have one thing in common: we want a fair shake at life and we yearn to give our children a better opportunity than we had growing up.
When Trump supporters scream “give me my country back“, their real ire is not black people or minorities, they are pissed off that their ability to make an honest living and take care of their families are being being frittered away on a daily basis. While billionaires are levied at an effective tax rate of zero, the poor, working and middle-class are being pilfered as more than 1/3 or our paychecks are siphoned off in order to enrich the plutocracy. America has literally been turned into a pyramid scheme where the bottom 90% are treated as sacrificial lambs in order to fatten the cash cows of multinational corporations and the politicians and opinion leaders who are on the dole of Wall Street.
So instead of clutching your pearls and being shocked that Trump supporters are storming the US Capitol, the question you should be asking yourself is why you are not there in the front lines next to them. Are you so loyal to parties and so brainwashed by ideologies that you don’t see what is taking place? Why focus on our differences, the truth is that all of us are being ramrodded by the aristocracy and their bourgeois puppets in DC, the only difference is that Republicans stab us in the front while Democrats stab us in our backs. Don’t take my word for it, heed the lessons of Malcolm X who rightly pointed out the insidious nature of the duopoly that is passed on to us as a representative democracy.
What we're witnessing is psychological warfare being waged upon the American people. Trump, by denying Covid & now fomenting unrest at the US Capitol, sets up a perfect pretext for @JoeBiden & @TheDemocrats to unleash the heavy hand of government. This is the birth of tyranny::
— Teodrose Fikremariam (@TeodroseFikre) January 7, 2021
For the record, before someone tries to dismiss me as a Trumpist or attempts to lump me with the Q-anon crowd, let me get the following out of the way. I stand should-to-shoulder with Black Lives Matter protestors who are pissed off and want accountability from our government that doesn’t even pay lip service to us. I raise my fist in defiance as I lock arms with progressives who are livid at Obama, Biden, Pelosi, AOC and their lot who court our votes every election cycle only to throw us under the bus once the last votes have been counted. There is no light between me and conservatives who insist on a small government that doesn’t snoop around our lives, takes almost half our paychecks and keeps declaring wars around the planets against countries that never attacked us.
If we put away labels and ideologies, we would see that most have a lot more in common than we have that cleaves us apart.
You have a choice, you can continue to take umbrage at what Trump supporters are doing in DC or you can at the very least give them a gesture of support. Like I said, you don’t have to sign on to all their demands neither do you have to agree with all their positions, but if you care about putting a check on unchecked government and putting the fear of God in politicians who rule without consent, this is a time to jump on board and let the establishment know that we’ve all had enough of getting pushed around. Without at least a semi-credible threat of a revolution, what we will keep getting is a creeping despotism that is quickening into a full sprint towards corporate totalitarianism.
We are at the cusp of some really horrific developments going into 2021, if you think last year was bad, wait until you see what is coming up next. Using Covid-19 as a pretext, our government—working hand-in-hand with biotech companies like Pfizer, Moderna, Biogen and Astra Zeneca—is about to loosen a campaign of terror the likes of which Orwell would have never imagined had he been high on LSD and cocaine concurrently. If you care about your freedoms, if you care about your ability to pursue your God given rights and you care at all about your children’s future, now is the time to speak up.
In all honesty, you should give two shits about the comforts of a Democrat or a Republican in DC or the well-being of a billionaire in the Hamptons. Your only concern should be about yourself, your family and your fellow strugglers. Stop ingesting the lies of mainstream media, stop believing pundits who are getting paid by the very system they are pretending to be outraged over and stop being manipulated to act against your own interests. Stop letting them divide us and find ways to find common ground. Failing that, we will finally be united soon enough, collective punishment shall be our connective plight and rest in peace shall be our unifying last rites:: #RebelDC Click To Tweet
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.” ~ John F. Kennedy
This is an urgent communique to people of faith, to people who put on the uniform and to people who serve. This is THREAT CON DELTA, watch with FULL DISCERNMENT!
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